Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the GOP’s response to the State of the Union address next week. The announcement came from Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy.
McConnell credited Reynolds for her “brave, bold and successful leadership.”
Reynolds noted the Biden Administration has governed from “the far-left” and has been ignoring problems for working-class Americans.
“Republican governors across America are leading the charge in defending liberty and securing unmatched economic prosperity in our states,” she said. “The Biden administration is governing from the far-left, ignoring the problems of working-class Americans while pushing an agenda that stifles free speech, free thought, and economic freedom. The American people have had enough, but there is an alternative and that’s what I look forward to sharing on Tuesday evening.”
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver said Reynolds is the “best choice” to highlight the differences between the Biden Administration and the success of Iowa Republicans.
“Governor Reynolds is the best choice to illustrate the contrast between the failing, destructive Biden agenda and the successful, dynamic record of Iowa Republicans. The only solutions from the Biden Administration are more government, more reckless spending, and more of the same policies creating the worst inflation crisis in 40 years,” he said. “The Iowa solutions are lower taxes, more freedom, and constraining the growth government and its infringement on the constitutional rights of Iowans. We have been implementing those solutions for the last five years and we will not stop now. The Iowa story is compelling and the governor is the right person to make that story known through this unique platform.”
United States Sen. Chuck Grassley also said Reynolds is the perfect choice.
“As the nation struggles under crushing federal edicts, Americans are looking to state leaders to restore liberty and prosperity. Under Governor Reynolds’ bold leadership, Iowa has smartly navigated the pandemic and economic fallout, promoting a safe and swift return to normalcy. Iowa’s path to continued prosperity is a roadmap for the rest of the nation. Gov. Reynolds continues to keep Iowa open for business and schools open for children without burdensome and unnecessary mandates or restrictions. This commonsense approach has empowered Iowans to pursue economic growth and opportunity for their children. It’s a proven recipe for success and I’m looking forward to Gov. Reynolds sharing this inspiring message with the American people,” Grassley said.
Grassley’s colleague, Sen. Joni Ernst, echoed those thoughts.
“After more than a year under a Biden presidency, the American people have seen the consequences of failed and weak leadership and a president beholden to his party’s radical policies, leading to record-high inflation, a crisis at our southern border, rising crime, and America’s enemies on the march around the world. In Iowa, we have seen what proven leadership looks like under our governor and my friend, Kim Reynolds, someone who is cutting taxes, expanding opportunity, and standing up for our students and families. I can’t think of a better person to make the case for freedom and liberty and against the radical Biden agenda than Governor Reynolds,” said Senator Joni Ernst.
Congresswoman Ashley Hinson praised Reynolds for showing the nation how to safely reopen schools and the economy.
“Governor Reynolds is the perfect person to deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s State of the Union because her leadership in Iowa is the perfect contrast to the void in leadership from the White House. While President Biden ran our economy into the ground and pushed for big government mandates, Governor Reynolds showed the nation how to reopen our schools and economy safely. She has demonstrated what it means to value freedom and opportunity. Iowa is a model for the rest of the nation under Governor Reynolds’s leadership and I am excited for all Americans to hear from her next week.”